Help support the social and affordable housing sector by pursuing a career with one of the largest providers of services for homeless people or those at risk of homelessness in Melbourne’s north and west. We want to hear from you if you are looking for a career-enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued.

Unison offers positions to individuals based on merit and where qualifications, experience, skills and abilities match the position requirements. Please send a current resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria to apply for any advertised roles.

Unison is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Unison encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to join our workforce. 

Unison staff benefits

  • Access to $15,900 of tax-free salary packaging arrangements, which can add significant value to the earnings of eligible staff.
  • Monthly RDO for eligible full-time staff.
  • Five weeks of annual leave.
  • 17.5% leave loading payment.
  • Additional paid parental leave on top of Government entitlements.
  • Learning and Development opportunities to ensure that you have the adequate skills to perform your current role, and the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your career direction.
  • Employee Assistance Program.

Current employment opportunities:

Support Worker - Home and Community Care (HACC)

About the role

The HACC Support Worker will work as part of the Yarraspace team to support renters to improve their physical, emotional, mental health and overall wellbeing. The aim of this role is to ensure that tenants are supported to sustain their housing, and maximise their participation in communities that thrive.

Some of the main duties of the role include:

  • Supporting Yarraspace renters to access required supports through advocacy and service coordination;
  • Supporting Yarraspace renters to access health and support services and community resources as part of a coordinated client care plan.
  • Working as part of the Yarraspace team to support renters to maintain their tenancies;
  • Assisting Yarraspace renters to transition to mainstream Council HACC services and progress to independent living where possible and appropriate. 
  • General administration for the program, compilation of reports for Unison, City of Yarra and other external agencies as required.

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person with the following skills and attributes:

  • Home and Community Care Certificate IV or equivalent
  • Experience and/or willingness to work effectively and sensitively with people with complex needs and challenging behaviours including mental health issues, substance dependency, poor health and disabilities
  • Commitment to social justice and desire to promote and model the values of Unison in all interactions with employees, renters and clients and the broader community
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the direct provision of home care and personal care
  • Ability to listen, understand and act with a solution focused approach
  • Possess a current full Victorian driver’s licence
  • Undergo relevant screening checks

On Offer

  • Full-time, Fixed Term (ends 30 June 2025)
  • Salary $84,421 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff 
  • Supportive working arrangements

To Apply

  • Apply through our recruitment platform by clicking on this link HACC Worker
  • Your application should include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria which can be located in the Position Description attached below
  • Questions about the role or the recruitment process can be directed to
  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check. 

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.